The Lafayette College Post Office, located on the ground floor of the Farinon Student Center, is a contract postal unit of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

The College Post Office  functions similar to a standard U.S. Post Office and maintains hours  you would expect at your hometown post office, with the added benefit of accepting incoming articles from UPS, FedEx and DHL. You can send almost anything from the College Post Office. Not sure of the best way to send your package? Take a look at the terms and definitions and if you’re still undecided, ask us – we’re here to help.

Staff

Postmaster Robert G. Walsh I
Head Clerk Cindy L. Guinn
Delivery/Assistant Head Clerk David C. Bargowski
Mail Service Worker Charles K. Rickenbach
Mail Service Worker Kelly Carlotz

United States Postal Service (USPS) Services and Definitions

Certified Mail

A service that provides the sender with a mailing receipt. A record of delivery is kept at the post office of address. This type of mail must be sent at First Class Mail or Priority Mail rates. Certified mail may be combined with return receipt service.

Express Mail

A mail class that provides expedited delivery service for mailable matter subject to certain standards. Express Mail International Service is available between the United States and most foreign countries. The mailing must be at the College’s Post Office by 1 p.m to ensure expedited delivery.

First Class Mail

The most popular and economical way to send items. First Class Mail comprises three subclasses: postcards, letters and sealed parcels, weighing up to 15.99 ounces. Items weighing 16 ounces or more must be sent by Priority Mail.

Insured Mail

A service that provides indemnity coverage for a lost or damaged article, subject to the standards for the service, for an additional fee.

International Mail

Mail originating in one country with delivery to another country is considered International Mail. If your international mail has hand-written customs declarations, it cannot be accepted at the College Post Office; it must be mailed from the downtown Easton branch of the Post Office at 201 Ferry Street. If you wish to send your mail from the College Post Office located in the Farinon Center, you must complete your customs form online (USPS.com-Customs Form), print it out, and bring it to the College Post Office for postage and mailing.

Money Orders

Are available for your convenience (cash only), Monday-Friday until 2 p.m. A fee is charged per money order.

Postage Stamp

Affixed to mail as payment for postal services, stamps are available for purchase at the College Post Office for individual or office use.

Priority Mail

At the sender’s option, any First Class mail may be sent Priority Mail, but any First Class mail that weighs 16 ounces or more must be sent using Priority Mail. Priority Mail provides expedited delivery (1 to 3 days) at a flat rate. All Priority Mail must be handed to the window clerk. Priority Mail cannot be deposited directly in a USPS mailbox.

Return Receipt

This process provides the sender with a mailing card (Form 3811 for domestic mail) signed by the addressee as evidence of delivery. This supplemental mail service is available for a fee.